Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner every week

Every Friday guest cooks, amateur or professional, make their favourite food — it’s an “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of cooks, and priced around $10-$14. Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first-served until we sell out, or until around 9pm. No reservations are needed (or taken) – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-In Dinner

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DROP-IN DINNER: Masala Dosas by Lee Dares

Artisanal ghee maker Lee Dares of Lee’s Ghee returns to the Dep for a tasty Drop-In Dinner inspired by some of her favourite dishes encountered in her travels in India. Masala Dosa Dosas are crispy, fermented rice flour crêpes which … Continue reading


Every Friday we feature a different cook – amateur or professional – cooking one of their favourite dishes. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well … Continue reading


Every Friday we feature a different cook – amateur or professional – cooking one of their favourite dishes. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well … Continue reading


Every Friday we feature a different cook – amateur or professional – cooking one of their favourite dishes. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well … Continue reading


Every Friday we feature a different cook – amateur or professional – cooking one of their favourite dishes. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as well … Continue reading